NOVA-Woodbridge to host Safe Passage Home: Perspectives on Citizen-Police Interactions

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Provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

In an effort to facilitate a mutual understanding of safety among citizens and law enforcement, Northern Virginia Community College’s Police Department and the Prince William County Police Department will host an informative training, Safe Passage Home: Perspectives on Citizen-Police Interactions, from 9:00 a. m. to 12:00 p .m. on Saturday, March 25 at NOVA-Woodbridge Campus Lakeside Theatre, 2645 College Drive, Woodbridge. This event is free and open to the general public.
 
Safe Passage Home: Perspectives on Citizen-Police Interactions training sessions will include:

The Realities of Police-Citizen Interactions: NOVA Police

Behind the Badge: Getting to Know Your Local Law Enforcement Officers: Prince William County Police

 Traffic Stop Simulations: NOVA Police and PWC Police
 Background
The traffic stop is one of the most common interactions citizens encounter with law enforcement.  Citizens and police officers can have diverging mindsets and assumptions based on the lack of awareness or understanding of each other’s perspectives. Communication issues due to cultural, experiential and language barriers and predispositions can also inadvertently impact the interaction between citizens and law enforcement.
 
Northern Virginia Community College Police and Prince William County Police Department will provide an in-depth analysis of communication issues through training sessions and live simulations of traffic stops. A moderated question and answer segment will follow at the end of the program. The event is sponsored by NOVA-Woodbridge, Northern Virginia Community College Police, Prince William County Police Department and the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools (SPARK) Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids.
 
Safe Passage Home: Perspectives on Citizen-Police Interactions will be held in the Lakeside Theatre, located on the first floor of the Seefeldt Building (WS). The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required. To register please visit safepassagehome.eventbrite.com
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